95pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Columbia Valley CVR is smoking stuff. Based on 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc sourced from the Champoux, Galitzine, Palengat, and Wallula Vineyards, it has loads of cassis, toasted spice, graphite, and dried tobacco notes as well as full-bodied richness, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, and sweet tannins. It’s not far off the top releases here, and it remains a stunning value in world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it any time over the coming 15 years or more.
The 2017 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine is a combination of all our vineyard sites and represents a great value. Lush red and blue fruits are found in this wine with nuances of star anise, smoke, cedar, and minerals. This blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc will be best enjoyed over the next 15 years.
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc